Tate Collection: Special Display10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
A new collection on display from the Tate's collection, making links between the gallery space and the familiar interior of the home. Part of Liverpool Biennial 2014.
Dazzle Ship10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez presents a contemporary dazzle ship – a technique used throughout WWI and WWII to camouflage ships – dazzling The Edmund Gardner, situated in the dry dock adjacent to Albert Dock. Part of Liverpool Biennial 2014.
A Needle Walks into a Haystack: James McNeill Whistler10:00 – 18:00, FreeThe Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
A collection of paintings, prints, drawings, sound, ephemera and key correspondences by American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) exploring his varied practice and how he paved the way for abstract painting.
John Moores Painting Prize10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
The prestigious painting prize returns for another year, with an exhibition of work by the 52 shortlisted artists working across landscapes, portraits, abstract and sculptural works. See the full list of shortlisted artists here.
Aztecs in Liverpool: Michael Nyman10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
Michael Nyman presents a two screen installation of still and moving images, including footage collected by Nyman over the past 20 years in Mexico, his newly adopted home. Part of Liverpool Biennial 2014.
First World War10:00 – 17:00, FreeMuseum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1DG
A special display reflecting on Liverpool's Home Front, exploring some lesser-known stories; did everyone rush to support the war effort? And were all women empowered by the experience? Just some of the questions asked and answered.
Nie Zhengjie: Urban Farmers10:00 – 17:00, FreeCentre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU
Following a month-long residency, Nie Zhengjie – winner of the Liverpool John Moores Painting Prize China – presents his first UK solo exhibition, exploring the personal narratives of migrant workers through his practice. Part of Liverpool Biennial.
Cotton Couture10:00 – 21:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
A collection of designer dresses and suits donated by the Cotton Board, a Manchester-based organisation tasked with increasing the use of cotton in couture to bump up cotton exports.
Katie Paterson: Earth-Moon-Earth (Moonlight Sonata Reflected from the Surface of the Moon)10:00 – 17:00, FreeJupiter Artland, Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston, Edinburgh, EH27 8BB
New exhibition capturing a transmission of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata reflected from the moon, converted into Morse code and played on a self-playing grand piano, with live performances scheduled throughout. Part of GENERATION/Edinburgh Art Festival.
To The Nth Degree10:00 – 20:00, FreeOcean Terminal, Edinburgh
Taking over a two-story shop space in Ocean Terminal for the summer, the fledgling Pop Up! Edinburgh lot host an exhibition showcase encompassing a selection of this year's graduate degree show work from art schools and universities across the UK.
The Scarf Creation10:00 – 18:00, FreeKalopsia Gallery, 1st Floor Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ
Committed to exhibiting refreshing takes on contemporary textiles, Kalopsia - a pop-up gallery housed within Ocean Terminal - display a collection of unique scarfs designed by a variety of artists, to be auctioned off for Cancer Research.
Wendy McMurdo: Digital Play10:00 – 17:00, FreeStreet Level Photoworks, 48 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT
Major solo exhibition of collected works from 1995-2012 by photographer and filmmaker Wendy McMurdo, known for focusing on the relationship between technology and identity expressed through the images and ideas of childhood.
Jennifer Kilgour10:00 – 20:00, FreeThe Good Spirits Co., 23 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HW
First solo exhibition by painter and illustrator Jennifer Kilgour, presenting a selection of her figurative, portraiture and illustrative work encompassing observational pieces as well as imagery from her imagination.
Normal Pool Level10:00 – 17:00, FreeCentre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU
Spanish artist Jorge Manes Rubio presents an exhibition of work following a two-month residency in China, during which he explored the impact of the Yangtze River and its role in creating a disconnect between past and future.
Mary Redmond: Cross Block Split10:00 – 20:00, FreePlatform, The Bridge 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow, G34 9DU
Artist Mary Redmond exhibits her new large-scale, site-specific sculptural installation. Informed by the urban spaces of the local area, it features hundreds of crafted ‘tumbleweed’ sculptures punctuated by suspended barriers made from corrugated PVC.
80 Days!10:00 – 18:00, Freeiota @ Unlimited Studios, 25 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5QE
Iota host a timely 80-day long exhibition in the run up to the indy referendum, inviting punters to submit their opinions in words or pictures (in person or online) to be shown as an evolving display in the iota windows.
A Needle Walks Into a Haystack: Group Show10:00 – 18:00, FreeThe Old Blind School, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9DA
As part of Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman's Liverpool Biennial-curated A Needle Walks Into a Haystack, this group show involves 16 artists presenting new work, including Berlin-based sculptor Judith Hopf and Swiss and installation artist Marc Bauer.
Liverpool Biennial: Total Art10:00 – 17:00, FreeExhibition Research Centre, John Lennon Art and Design Building, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool, L3 5RD
A showcase of work by Liverpool artist Adrian Henri, shining a light on his work from the 60s and 70s – a highly collaborative and creative period of his life.